Stop Offsets Fuelling a Net Zero Fraud

The Australian Parliament is debating legislation and regulations for its 'Safeguard Mechanism' - a policy that is supposed to reduce emissions from our biggest polluting industries.

The proposed design of the Safeguard Mechanism is a front for Australia's massive fossil fuel expansion.

Australia’s climate policies should reduce emissions, not hide them with offsets and creative accounting.

Despite Australia’s commitment to net zero by 2050, there are more than 100 new fossil fuel projects in development nationally.  

Not only does the Safeguard Mechanism do nothing to stop new fossil fuel projects from going ahead, it will allow existing projects to increase their emissions as long as they buy some carbon offsets. 

Australia Institute research has raised serious questions about the integrity of Australia's carbon offsets and experts suggest about 40 per cent of Australian offsets are junk. 

We cannot reduce emissions while the Australian government keeps approving new gas and coal projects. 

It is a fantasy that Australia can offset its way to 43% emissions reductions by 2030.

Unless integrity is restored to Australia's climate policies, Australia is fuelling a net zero fraud.

Add your name to the call for climate action with integrity > 

To the Parliament of Australia

There are more than 100 new fossil fuel projects in development nationally. 

Australia cannot reduce emissions while opening new gas and coal projects. 

Australia needs a climate policy with integrity that drives genuine emissions reductions.

We, the undersigned, call on the Parliament to reject a Safeguard Mechanism that gives a green light to new fossil fuel projects and allows existing polluters to have unlimited access to offsets and increase their emissions.

739 signed so far

Will you sign?

: :

:

:

:

:

: :

: :

:

:

: :

:

:

: :

Latest supporters

Paul van Hauen signed 2023-03-23 10:16:19 +1100
Cathryn Kelly signed 2023-03-23 10:05:39 +1100
Joanne Chenery signed 2023-03-23 10:03:57 +1100
Alan Storer
Alan Storer signed 2023-03-23 10:00:35 +1100
Andrew Lau signed 2023-03-23 09:50:45 +1100
April Golder signed 2023-03-23 09:39:48 +1100
Valerie Bosher signed 2023-03-23 09:35:46 +1100
Carolyn McGinty signed 2023-03-23 09:28:17 +1100
Mike Lim signed 2023-03-23 09:24:22 +1100
Rita Richter signed 2023-03-23 09:23:33 +1100
Therese Wallace signed via James Wallace 2023-03-23 09:18:44 +1100
Susan Meade signed 2023-03-23 09:17:38 +1100
Andrew McQualter signed 2023-03-23 09:17:21 +1100
Rosemary Nichols
Rosemary Nichols signed 2023-03-23 09:16:31 +1100
Ruth Lester signed 2023-03-23 09:14:02 +1100
Daniel Schmidberger signed 2023-03-23 09:13:15 +1100
Julia Newton-Howes signed 2023-03-23 09:05:31 +1100
Peter Frederick signed 2023-03-23 09:01:58 +1100
Luke Hallam signed 2023-03-23 08:56:10 +1100
Emma Langford signed 2023-03-23 08:55:27 +1100
Jennifer Williams signed 2023-03-23 08:55:16 +1100
Elizabeth Moss signed 2023-03-23 08:53:57 +1100
John Pedretti signed 2023-03-23 08:53:48 +1100
Gartg Coghlan signed 2023-03-23 08:53:29 +1100
Dave Irving signed 2023-03-23 08:51:39 +1100
Julie Elizabeth Grint signed 2023-03-23 08:48:09 +1100
John Nielson signed 2023-03-23 08:46:52 +1100
Graham Sharp
Graham Sharp signed 2023-03-23 08:41:15 +1100
Phil Henty signed 2023-03-23 08:32:13 +1100
Ian McDonald signed 2023-03-23 08:31:51 +1100